Learn to Swim Day May 20th 2017

Speedo Swimsquads is supporting this initiative so come and join our summer camps & learn to swim, available for Adults & Children.

Listen to Pearl FM between 14.00 and 15.00 today when Anna Banana & Moosh Monster are speaking to Lesley about ' Learn to Swim '.

Anna Banana & Moosh Monster have committed to taking lessons and so far have had 2 classes with Lesley.

Summer Camps!

We are very happy to announce our Summer Camp dates and times!

If you are still here during the summer and would like your child or yourself to swim. Sign up now! We have lesson for 6 months and upwards and if you refer a friend that book onto our summer camps, you get 50% off! We are also giving multiple week and sibling discounts.

Print off both of the sign up sheets below and choose when you would like your lessons and which venues. 

Sign up form 1

Sign up form 2

We are also offering our Summer Camps in Sheffield Private School in Al Nahda 2

Sign up form Sheffield

 

Club Champs presentation day at D.O.S.C. - 13th May.

Our Club Championship presentation is now on the 13th May at Dubai off-shore sailing club. Presentations will start at 3:30pm. Following the presentations we will be having a team barbecue at 5:00pm so please stay and enjoy the evening which will finish at 6:30pm. Tickets are now on sale at your venues please ask your lead teachers on poolside. Cost will be AED80 for adults and children under 14 years will be AED50. 

ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher Course

 

Course Leading to an ASA qualification.

If you are interested in supporting the teaching programme in a learn to swim environment under ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming, this certificate will allow you to operate as a teacher. It will provide you with the  teaching /coaching skills common to all disciplines together with specific focus on movement literacy. The second part of the course will focus on aquatic teaching, including the technical knowledge and practical skills which will allow you to teach unsupervised and mentor support teachers. You will be expected to have an  in depth understanding of the aquatic environment and a good understanding of the appropriate correction and common aquatic faults.

Assessment:

Assessment is by the course tutor/assessor and will cover:

  • Practical coaching through the use of a continuous check list plus one formal 30 minute assessment.

  • Theoretical knowledge through continuous assessment, verbal and written questions.

  • Planning, preparation and other associated tasks through the completion of worksheets, session plans and a scheme of work.

This course leads to an ASA qualification and is subject to an internal and external verification process.

Recommended Reading:

For the recommended reading list for this, please visit www.swimming.org

Course Cost:

Course fee AED 5200 including all resources and ASA registration fees.

Application Procedure:

Complete the following FORM and return to info@speedoswimsquads.com

Confirmation of the place will only be recieved when a non refundable deposit of AED 500 or the full course fee has been paid.

Further Study:

This qualification is the second stage in a three level teaching structure.  Further qualifications can be found on the ASA website  shown below.

Course Syllabus:

Further information for this particular qualification can be found on the website,

www.britishswimming.org   then     ASA.

 

Course dates: Sunday 25th June - Wednesday 5th July (None on Friday 30th June).

International Swimming Competition results

Well done to Brendan Fizpatrick who swam at the BC (SC) AAA Championships Canada -

200 IM 2'16'67 (2nd) 400 IM 4'56'09 (3rd) 100 FC 57'99 (3rd) 50 FC 25'68 (1st) 100 BS 1'06'23 (1st) 200 BS 2'23'24 (1st) 100 BK 1'03'67 (3rd) 4x50 FC relay (4th) 4x50 IM relay (1st) 4x200 FC relay (1st)

Well done to Christoffer Weiss who swam at the BC (SC) AAA Championships Canada -

1500 FC 17'51'31 400 IM 4'56'89 200 FLY 2'19'92 100 FLY 1'04'71 4x50 IM (3rd)

Well done to Anne Palmans who swam in The Hague Swim Cup (LC)

50 BS 33'11 (5th) 100 BS 1'13'50 (5th) 200 BS 2'43'69 (5th)

ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant Course (Teaching) (RQF)

ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) (RQF)

Course Dates:  Friday 2nd April - Thursday 6th April 2017

Venue: Collegiate American School

Please click HERE for more details.

Course Leading to an ASA qualification.

The ASA Level 1 Award in Teaching Swimming (RQF) is a vocational qualification. A vocational qualification offers a practical learning programme, challenges the learner and provides them with the skills and confidence needed to contribute to a specific role in the workplace.

This qualification will provide the learner with an introduction to the knowledge, skills and understanding of safe and ethical principals for effective teaching practices in swimming, working non swimmers through to competent swimmers.   It will equip the learner with the knowledge and skills needed to actively support a more senior qualified Swimming Teacher in the delivery of a pre-prepared session.  

Assessment:

Assessment is by the course tutor/assessor and will cover:

  • Practical teaching through the use of a continuous assessment to help improvement through the course, then one formal 15 minute assessment.

  • Theoretical knowledge through continuous assessment, verbal and written questions.

  • Planning, preparation and evaluation tasks.  Mainly written.

 

Recommended Reading:

For the recommended reading list for this, please visit www.swimming.org

Further Study:

This qualification is the first stage in a three level teaching   structure.  The next stage for you will be to progress to ASA Level 2 Teaching Swimming (QCF)or to ASA level 1 Coaching Swimming. (QCF)

Course Syllabus:

Further information for this particular qualification can be found on the website,

www.swimming.org

Speedo Swim Squads is coming to Regent International School!

We are excited to announce that as of Thursday 23rd February we will be delivering our range of quality swimming provision at Regent International School.

We offer high quality, low ratio lessons for beginners right through to competitive training for international level swimmers.

Term 3 is 15 weeks and will be every Thursday, starting on Thursday 2nd March - 22nd June 2017.

Please email lauren@speedoswimsquads.com for more information and bookings.

Speedo Novice Gala March 17th, 2017

This March we have our Novice Gala which is designed to encourage younger and first time competitors. The gala is an introduction to competitive swimming and is not for swimmers who compete frequently or swim at higher level galas. 

Please click the links below for the information and entry pack. We wont be accepting entries after the closing date of March 2nd.

Entry Pack

Gala information and entry form

Speedo Swim Squads is coming to The Sheffield Private School!

We are excited to announce that as of 4th February we will be delivering our range of quality swimming provision at The Sheffield Private School.

We offer high quality, low ratio lessons for beginners right through to competitive training for international level swimmers.

Term 2 will be 7 weeks long starting on Saturday the 4th of Feb - Wednesday 23rd March.

To enroll into our programme we invite you to attend our assessment session on Tuesday 31stJanuary at 2.30 - 4.00pm. Please email lauren@speedoswimsquads.com if you are interested in enrolling.

Term Dates 2017

Term 2 :

Ducklings - 3rd February - 29th March 2017        8 WEEKS                                                               Teaching - 6th January - 29th March 2017          12 WEEKS                                                               Training - 6th January - 29th March 2017            12 WEEKS

Term 3 :

Ducklings - 9th April - 22nd June                     11 WEEKS                                                                    Teaching - 9th April - 22nd June                      11 WEEKS                                                                      Training - 9th April - 22nd June                        11 WEEKS                                              

Swimmer Updates

This will be our new page for all Speedo swimmers results from competitions ranging from local Galas up to our international competitors, as well as recent achievements throughout the year. We will also be storing all our club records and keeping them up to date alongside things happening in the swimming world.

Don't forget that we are also on Facebook!

Sam Van Der Stroom at the Dutch Junior Nationals

Well done to Sam who swam an amazing bunch of races at the Dutch Junior Nationals with a load of PB's and high place finishes!

200 breastroke - 2.40.0 - 5th

400 free - 4.37.0 - 7th

50 breastroke - 34.0 - 4th

200 IM - 2.25.9

1500m fc - 18.21.6

100 breastroke - 1.13.5

200 fc - 2.11.85

400 IM - 4.05

Bit of disappointment as Sam would have got the bronze medal on his 400 IM but got DQ'd when the 2 judges couldn't agree on one of his turns. These things happen, and he still did an amazing job!

Well Done Anne Palmans

 

Anne Palmans competed at the Dutch Elite Nationals on 5th & 6th November.

A finals of 50 Breast stroke and finished 7th overall on 32.33

A PB on 200 I.M 2.26.44 and 100 Frontcrawl 59.08

Final in the 4x100 frontcrawl relay

Winner of the B final 100 Breaskstroke 1.10.51

Great start to the season!

Well done Anne

Hamilton Short Course

The Hamilton Short Course on the 21st and 22nd of October was very successful for our swimmers, with lots of quality swims and PB's from all who took part. A good insight to what's to come for the rest of the year.

Click Here for the results of the Speedo swimmers.

City Swim

Well done to the swimmers that took part in the City Swim last weekend. For some it was their first time racing in open water and was a great team event.

Well done to the swimmers that took part in the City Swim last weekend. For some it was their first time racing in open water and was a great team event.

We also managed to get a load of medals!

We also managed to get a load of medals!

World Cup

Congratulations to all the Speedo swimmers who participated in the World Cup. Racing along side some big names.  Big well done to Emily Peck and Anne Palmans who both made finals!

Congratulations to all the Speedo swimmers who participated in the World Cup. Racing along side some big names. 

Big well done to Emily Peck and Anne Palmans who both made finals!

Next Seasons Timetable

Our Swimmers Racing Abroad Results

 

Some fast swimming by Sam Van Der Shroom in the Netherlands for the Dutch Junior Nationals with some big PB's and a great experience. HERE are the results.

Impressive PB's all round for Christopher Weiss at the Denmark Nationals 400 IM 5.18.85, 10th in age group 100 Fly 1.06.44, 13th in age group 50 Fly 30.53, 35th in age group

Impressive PB's all round for Christopher Weiss at the Denmark Nationals

400 IM 5.18.85, 10th in age group

100 Fly 1.06.44, 13th in age group

50 Fly 30.53, 35th in age group

Brendan Fitzpatrick
Brendan's results at the BC LC AAA Championships in Canada
200 Br - 2.37.02 in finals placing 2nd
400 IM - 5.18.30 placing 5th
200 IM 2.28.30 - placing 6th
100 Breast 1.11.63 - placing 2nd
50 fly 30.25 - placing 8th

More from our 13 year old Brendan Fitzpatrick (on the left) in the Junior Canadian Nationals. Smashing out a 32.98 for 50 Br finishing 5th. 1.10 for 100 Br finishing 2nd, 2.33 finishing 2nd and a 27.66 for 50 Fc. On his last race in 4 x 100 Medley relay his finished off the already amazing meet with a 1.06.82 in the backstroke leg with the team finishing 1st!

More from our 13 year old Brendan Fitzpatrick (on the left) in the Junior Canadian Nationals. Smashing out a 32.98 for 50 Br finishing 5th. 1.10 for 100 Br finishing 2nd, 2.33 finishing 2nd and a 27.66 for 50 Fc. On his last race in 4 x 100 Medley relay his finished off the already amazing meet with a 1.06.82 in the backstroke leg with the team finishing 1st!

 

 

We have a few swimmers swimming in France over the next few weeks. Juliette and Candice competed in the Division 2 Nationals and Andrea at his first Regionals.

Juliette Janin
2 finals on the 200 back and 200 IM
200 back - 2.31.81
200 IM - 2.35.91

Candice Saxod
3rd B final on 200 free

Andrea Saxod

100 Fc - 1.11.63

200 Fc - 2.33.18

50 Bk - 38.79

100 Bk 1.22.30

100 IM - 1.20.88

Candice Saxod has swam excellent times at the French Junior Nationals! 100 Fc - 1.02.21          100 Fly - 1.09.96          200 IM - 2.31.84            400 IM - 5.22.76

Candice Saxod has swam excellent times at the French Junior Nationals!

100 Fc - 1.02.21          100 Fly - 1.09.96          200 IM - 2.31.84            400 IM - 5.22.76

LIFEGUARDS

All our members of staff are lifeguard qualified and with our low teacher:pupil ratios we have an unparalleled safety record  over 21 years.  However, the new Municipality ruling asks for a lifeguard who is not also teaching to be poolside during lessons at all schools and swim academies.

As it takes time to recruit suitable lifeguards to work with us we will be using an extra teacher or an outside lifeguard for all sessions.

Please be sensitive to this and do not engage the nominated teacher or lifeguard in conversation about the programme as they will not be able to talk to you.